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Lieutenant Anthony Pacino reports aboard the “project boat” USS Vermont two years after having survived the catastrophic sinking of the Piranha. Pacino quickly learns that Vermont’s missions are all ultra-secret with the boat reporting only to the sub force commander, the national security advisor, and the president: Vermont does the dirty deeds that need doing in deadly silence and obscurity.

After Vermont misses the mark on an easy mission, there are questions asked about her ability to conduct the next mission, one that is vital to the security of the United States and the future of the submarine force. Vermont is tasked with stealing a revolutionary submarine that the Russians are testing with an Iranian crew because it’s too risky to use Russian sailors. It’s a high-stakes gamble for all involved, with the losers vanishing if things go wrong, the winners validating a world-changing technology.

Pacino is part of the mission to steal the submarine, but the toughest obstacle is a wolf-pack of Russians coming to the defense of the Iranian submarine. Getting it back to the United States for evaluation becomes secondary to surviving an exchange of missiles and torpedoes in an underwater battle that threatens to let the final genie out of the bottle.

“DiMercurio has used the last decade to refine his writing and produce the best naval thriller in decades. I couldn’t put it down.” (Joseph Courtemanche, author of Assault on Saint Agnes)

©2021 Michael DiMercurio (P)2021 David N. Wilson

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I Waited a Long Time

Michael DiMercurio's most recent book, dark transit, is one of the most entertaining books ive ever read. Its introspection, seeming confession, and personal revelation were real treats. I was greatly pleased to get an intentional peek inside his mind.
The book is a fictional yet realistic book about submarine warfare and the sailors and politics involved.
A confession of my own is my lifes dumbest decision has me living vicariously through the characters in Dimercurio's books. As a young adult my asvab score was high enough to try for nuclear engineering. I chose to go to college instead and flunked out in a single semester. I then, even having the chance again to be a nuclear engineer chose to do army infantry.
Try the books out. You wont regret buying them.

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Good sub story, too much detail

The detail added to every movement in the story gets so tedious. I just dont need to hear a command repeated three times, even if they do it for real on a boat. Maybe if you spent time on a sub, and this brought back ever so fond memories, it would be great, but not for the average listener. The performance leaves a lot to be desired also. Much like the tedious detail in the story, the reader is flat. RC Bray or Ray Porter would have had you on the edge of your chair (or whatever), but Courtemanche is not interesting, and does not bring the tense/suspenseful scenes to life.

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Closer than you think!

Lots of real submarine life, fears, and dangers woven into a great yarn.

Hmm…some of their women were more dangerous than then their enemies. Not surprising

But the drug lord’s cargo ship was named after the SAR-GAS-OH sea 😆 Joseph! It was road trip gold listening. Thanks guys.